Our favourite Gold Coast jeweller, John Calleija was honoured with the duty of dressing Livia Firth, also known as Mrs Colin Firth for the 84th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday. Mrs Firth wore pear shaped pink, blue and white diamond earrings and a Glacier ring from Calleija. Both pieces feature the incredibly rare and beautiful Argyle Pink Diamonds.
The honour is a very special one considering Livia only wears eco-friendly dresses to all red carpet events after taking a vow in 2009 to raise the profile for ecological and social justice within the fashion industry.
Livia looked stunning in a red Valentino gown made from recycled polyester sourced from plastic bottles. She accessorised her outfit with her husband Colin (who recycled his Tom Ford wool tux from last years ceremony) and Calleija jewels.
Argyle pink diamonds are ethically mined from the ground at Rio Tinto’s mine in the East Kimberly region of Western Australia. Argyle is the world’s largest producer of rare pink diamonds with more than 90 per cent of the world’s pink diamonds coming from Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine.
John Calleija has now joined the ranks of the world’s leading designers including Tom Ford, Chanel, Armani, Stella McCarthy, Gucci and YSL in the pursuit of Livia Firth’s commitment to sustainable jewellery and fashion, known as the Green Carpet Challenge.